This Finland travel guide will help you plan your next vacation.
Finland Travel Guide: Fast Facts:
- In Finland, the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. Electrical sockets (outlets) are one of the two European standard electrical socket types: The “Type C” Europlug and the “Type E” and “Type F” Schuko.
- Finish Currency: the EURO: 1.18USD = 1 EUR
- Bikes are the preferred choice of transport for many people in Finland. Bike tracks are separated from cars and they’re everywhere.
- During the summer, it's light all day along and the aurora become invisible, and they're rarely seen in the south. The best place to spot them is during the winter in the far north, when the probability of occurrence is over 50% around the magnetic peak hour of 22:30 – if the sky is clear, that is. The ski resort of Saariselkä, easily accessible by plane and with plenty of facilities, is particularly popular among aurora hunters.
Top Packing Tips for Finland Travel
According to Visit Finland, the stark contrasts between the four seasons are the main characteristics of the annual natural cycle in Finland. For a great part of the year, the land is covered in frost and snow but there is a certain kind of mystique in the air when the seasons eventually change. Winter in Finland is between December to March and it is the best time to admire the Northern Lights. It is the most awaited season for some tourists who want to enjoy the activities that the country of Finland offers, skiing and snowboarding are the most famous activities during the winter season, some tourists are also hunting for the Northern Lights.
So what should you pack? hFinis weather is liable to change from day to day, so bring a selection of clothes that you can layer. That way you can add or remove layers depending on temperature. In addition, bring at least one warm jumper, waterproof coat and/or umbrella and comfortable walking shoes, boots or trainers. Also, remember to bring a day pack so that you can store all of this if you plan on going on any adventures.
If you go during the winter, you will need an overcoat, scarf, gloves and warm shoes or boots.
In autumn and spring, you may want to bring waterproof trousers and boots.
For the summer, lighten up, but remember that even summer evenings and nights can be chilly, particularly in the mountains.
- Experience the Saunas: Finland is popular having numbers of saunas, tourists can find saunas almost everywhere in the country. It is a great way to relax in the country especially during cold seasons and saunas are a big part of Finnish culture
- Go on a Reindeer sleigh ride in Lapland: Reindeer sleigh rides are a popular way to get close to the fabled animal. Eco-friendly holiday activity at its best, the sleigh ride is not a tourism industry innovation, but an ancient Sámi way of getting around. Rides usually last from 10 minutes to a few hours.